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Thank you for making the 35th Annual JA Governors’ Celebration a success!

On November 15, 2023 we celebrated the 35th Annual JA Governors’ Celebration – a milestone occasion – and we are happy that so many of you joined us! Whether you attended in person, participated in the online raffle, or celebrated with us on social media, we appreciate your support.

More than 300 JA supporters, students, and alumni joined us in person to have fun and raise funds in support of JA Central Ontario’s mission: to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Together we raised over $270,000 to empower even more young people across Central Ontario with the skillset and mindset they need to soar.


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Your contributions support vital learning experiences for local students
The funds raised at this event will help to break down barriers to inclusion and opportunity, empowering youth to prepare for their futures beyond high school.

Didn’t have a chance to donate at the event? We’re still accepting donations - it's not too late!
Your continued support creates opportunities for thousands of students who otherwise wouldn’t have access to JA’s life-changing learning experiences.

View our photo gallery!

To view all the photos, visit our Facebook page.

Congratulations to raffle and silent auction winners 
This year we had exciting prizes available to be won and we thank everyone who bought a raffle ticket or participated in the mini silent auction!

Congratulations to the winners of the raffle:
Jen V., who won a private box experience for a Toronto Blue Jays game (generously donated by Desjardins)
Lucia L., who won a Toronto Maple Leafs Night Out Package (generously donated by Scotiabank)
David P., who won a WestJet Roundtrip Flight for 2 (generously donated by WestJet)

Congratulations to the winners of the mini silent auction:
Rhonda K., who won a Toronto Raptors Night Out Package & a gift certificate to a Gold Level Room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Daniel S., who won 4 Premium Tickets to an upcoming Toronto Maple Leafs game
Andrew V., who won a gift certificate to a Gold Level Room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Enjoy your prizes!

Thank you 
Thank you to our event sponsors and everyone who purchased packages and tickets, bought a raffle ticket or made a donation! Your support will help us reach our goal of empowering more than 45,000 young people through JA learning experiences this year, fueling their dreams for the future!

Post your photos 
Thank you to everybody who took a photo in the Snaptique photo booth!
Don't forget to share your experience on social media by tagging us and using the #JASOAR2023 hashtag.